CETA – links to references – an ongoing collation by Henry Adams
www.bit.ly/CETArefs = shortened link to this online as a pdf
This is a wordpress copy of the initial pages of the pdf of the same name on the dragonfly1 website – for use when the website was removed on 8feb17 following a probable DoS attack.
CETA = COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC AND TRADE AGREEMENT – between the EU and Canada
CETA text 29feb16 as pdf c.1598pp http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2016/february/tradoc_154329.pdf
Warning: no ‘contents’ section in it! Also: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:52016PC0470
NB: CETA final text still contains a version of ISDS (ICS-compatible), which means that:
NB: Tens of Thousands of U.S. Firms Would Obtain New Powers to Launch Investor-State Attacks against European Policies via CETA and TTIP: 81 Percent of U.S. Firms in the EU Could Launch ISDS Attacks with CETA Alone; U.S. Corporations Are the Most Aggressive Users of the ISDS Regime – Public Citizen http://www.citizen.org/documents/EU-ISDS-liability.pdf & EU-Canada CETA trade deal is a back door for US to sue EU – even if TTIP fails
See page 3 for CETA references in reverse chronological order. Below and p.2 I select some of the many useful ones.
I have a separate pdf of references on ICS / ISDS here: http://www.dragonfly1.plus.com/ISDS-ICS-refs-links.pdf
Write to your MEPs before they vote on CETA on 15th February 2017 – or PHONE with help from SumOfUs
Here’s some help: www.dragonfly1.plus.com/HelpStopCETA-forSLACCttnewsletterFeb2017.pdf
My letter to Labour MEPs: www.dragonfly1.plus.com/ToLabourMEPs-fromHA-reCETA.pdf
I focus mainly on climate and the ICS-ISDS. For other reasons against CETA try e.g.
12 reasons the Green/EFA Group is opposed to CETA: http://ttip2016.eu/blog/id-12-reasons-the-greenefa-group-are-opposed-to-ceta.html and/or these 10 reasons from GJN:
Or try the graphic below, or the references listed below:
Here’s War on Want’s summary of CETA: http://www.waronwant.org/what-ceta and pdf. WonW’s May2016 briefing: http://www.waronwant.org/resources/toxic-ceta
Linda Kaucher’s Spring 2016 briefing on CETA is appended [on the pdf], or at least a summary of it by her.
Making Sense of CETA – 2nd edition – An analysis of the final text of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – PowerShift (Berlin) & Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives https://power-shift.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Making-sense-of-CETA_22092016.pdf 82pp
“Making Sense of CETA – 2nd edition Published by PowerShift, CCPA et al., Berlin/Ottawa, 2016 This report is available free of charge at https://power-shift.de/making-sense-of-ceta-en/ and at www.policyalternatives.ca Publishers PowerShift – Verein für eine ökologisch-solidarische Energie- & Weltwirtschaft e.V. Greifswalder Str. 4 (Haus der Demokratie & Menschenrechte), 10405 Berlin Tel.: +49-(0)30-42805479 Email: Peter.Fuchs@power-shift.de http://power-shift.de Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Suite 500, 251 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1X3 Canada www.policyalternatives.ca … – https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/making-sense-ceta-2016 22sep16.
page 5 Introduction
page 9 Executive summary
page 13 Investment protection and dispute settlement in CETA
PowerShift e. V. and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
page 21 The financial services chapter: Inflating bank profits at
the expense of citizens
Myriam Vander Stichele, SOMO
page 27 Public services under threat
Roeline Knottnerus, Transnational Institute
with Scott Sinclair, CCPA
page 31 Trade in services
PowerShift e.V. and CCPA
page 37 Limiting how and what government regulates
Ellen Gould, CCPA
page 43 More cooperation for less regulation
Max Bank, LobbyControl
with Ronan O‘ Brien and Lora Verheecke,
Corporate Europe Observatory
page 47 Patents, copyright and innovation
Ante Wessels, Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure, e. V.
page 51 CETA’s threat to agricultural markets and food quality
Berit Thomsen, Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft
(AbL, Working Group for Local Agriculture)
page 59 Free trade or climate protection? Energy and climate–policy related threats posed by CETA
Ernst-Christoph Stolper, Friends of the Earth Germany
page 67 Labour rights
Angela Pfister, Austrian Federation of Trade Unions
Éva Dessewffy, Austrian Chamber of Labour
page 71 Canada-specific concerns
Scott Sinclair and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, CCPA
page 77 CETA ratification in Canada and Europe: Multiple opportunities for
Michael Efler, More Democracy e. V.
p.59 11 – Free trade or climate protection – pdf http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/eu-us_trade_deal/2016/11_free_trade_or_climate_protection.pdf
CETA: Trading away democracy – HOW CETA’S INVESTOR PROTECTION RULES COULD RESULT IN A BOOM OF INVESTOR CLAIMS AGAINST CANADA AND THE EU – September 2016 – A Joint Publication, September 2016 (20 pages). Written by Pia Eberhardt et al. Excellent report.
– highlights the ICS-ISDS in CETA. Excellent summary page of dangers e.g. Canadian mining companies in EU e.g. Gabriel Resources – Romania case. Quotes:
Chevron argues that the mere existence of ISDS is important as it acts as a deterrent. – EU Commission official about a meeting with Chevron on ISDS, 29th April 2014
It’s a lobbying tool in the sense that you can go in and say, ‘Ok, if you do this, we will be suing you for compensation.’ […] It does change behaviour in certain cases. – Peter Kirby, law firm Fasken Martineau, on investor-state arbitration
This doesn’t change anything because the standards on the basis of which judgements are rendered remain the same. – Nigel Blackaby, arbitration lawyer with Freshfields on the EU’s ICS proposal.
Published by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), Transnational Institute, Powershift, the Council of Canadians, Védegylet Egyesület, War on Want, Umanotera, Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE), Quebec Network on Continental Integration (RQIC), Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Global Justice Now (GJN), European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), Association Internationale de techniciens, Experts et Chercheurs (AITEC), Attac Austria, LobbyControl, Vienna Chamber of Labour (AK Vienna), Afrika Kontakt, Ecologistas en Acción, Instytut Globalnej Odpowiedzialności (IGO), Both Ends, Nature Friends Greece, Centre national de coopération au développement (CNCD-11.11.11) and Attac France.
CETA puts your food safety at risk – joint briefing pdf by 13+ NGOs http://canadians.org/sites/default/files/publications/summary-ceta-food-safety-english.pdf
..nov16 CETA: the EU-Canada free trade agreement – Commons Library briefing – UK Parliament http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7492
The right to say no: EU–Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans by Pia Eberhardt, Timothé Feodoroff, Emma Lui, Cecilia Olivet and Stuart Trew https://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/publications/ceta-fracking-briefing.pdf May 2013 briefing pdf
NB: European Parliament’s plenary vote on CETA is tabled for Wednesday 15th February 2017
(It’s simply a yes/no binary vote with no scope allowed for amendments or votes on part of it e.g. the ICS/ISDS)
References below are in reverse chronological order, most recent at top:
Many refs are related to events. Other refs – marked *** are some of the assessments of CETA.
*** EP plenary vote on 15 February on CETA: Joint briefing from the European Trade Union Federations – EPSU.
http://www.epsu.org/article/ep-plenary-vote-15-february-ceta-joint-briefing-european-trade-union-federations – a useful list with summaries.